The studies listed below are open to persons under 20 years old.
Studies for teens
Who: Do you drink alcohol? Are you between the ages of 18-25?
About: You may be eligible to participate in a study on the drinking experiences of young adults. Participation will involve annual in-person sessions, online surveys, and three separate month-long daily data collection periods over the course of two years. Daily data collection includes surveys via a mobile app and wearing a biosensor bracelet that detects your drinking. All data collection is confidential
Time involved: Participation will involve annual in-person sessions, online surveys, and three separate month-long daily data collection periods over the course of two years.
Compensation: If eligible, you can receive up to $337 over 1 month in the first year, and up to $732 total over the course of the study. Some participants may be eligible for up to $1,026 over the course of the study. You may be compensated though a reloadable spending card or an Amazon.com gift card.
Protocol #2883. Principal Investigator: Merrill.
Brown University’s Department of Behavioral and Social Sciences.
Who: Teens 14-19
About: Are you a teenager thinking about cutting back or quitting drinking? Brown University is currently looking for teenagers interested in reducing their alcohol use to participate in a voluntary research study. The study consists of 6 weeks of an investigational study medication or placebo, using a smart phone app and weekly meetings.
Time Involved: 9 weeks with 3 and 6 month follow up
Are you 16 to 18 years old?
We’re looking for people between the ages of 16 and 18 to participate in Project CONVEY, a research study about the attitudes, social environments, emotions, and health behaviors of older teens and young adults.
You will be compensated between $40-$50 for your time and effort. Those selected for a brief, online follow-up survey will be compensated an additional $25-$35.
When/where: This study is being conducted at multiple locations. You can select a place and time that fits your schedule.
For more information, or to sign up:
Go to: http://goo.gl/1TD8Yk
or Call: 401-863-6690
Who: 15–20-year-olds who smoke cigarettes are needed for a Brown University research study.
About: We are studying the effects of flavors and nicotine on tobacco use. This is NOT a treatment to help you quit smoking. If you are under the age of 18, you must have permission from a parent/guardian to be in the study.
Time Involved: Six 2-hour study visits.
Compensation: You may receive up to $570 for attending all six 2-hr study visits.
Protocol #: 1705001771
About: The study is interested in how young adults respond to their environment relating to alcohol use.
Who: For 15-17 year olds who use alcohol about twice a week or more on average.
- This includes a 45 minute remote enrollment session on Zoom, and then a 17 day survey window where 4 surveys are sent to your phone using an app.
- Participants use an app to take 4 surveys throughout the day, and take survey on their own when they start and stop drinking.
Compensation: Participants can earn up to $245, compensation is based on how many surveys you complete.
Contact: Maria Zonfrillo at 401-425-3645 or email [email protected] for more information.
Who: Teens 16-19
About: Are you a teenager thinking about cutting back or quitting drinking? Brown University is currently looking for teenagers interested in reducing their alcohol use to participate in a voluntary research study. The study consists of 9 weeks of an investigational study medication or placebo, using a smart phone app and weekly meetings.
Time Involved: 14 weeks with 3 month follow up
Contact person: Audrey at 401- 863-6720 or [email protected]
About: The purpose of this study is to learn more about the development of adolescents and young adults who have been diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder.
Who: For teens and young adults (12-24 years old) diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder.
Time Involved: Study participation involves 4 interviews over 3 years.
Compensation: Youth can receive a maximum of $395 and parents/guardians can receive a maximum of $225 for their time.
Contact info: For more information please visit https://sites.brown.edu/rays
Teen Smoking Research Study
- Our study is interested in the effects that cigarettes containing lower levels of nicotine may have on teen smoking behavior.
- Teen smokers between the ages of 15 and 20 are needed.
- Participants can earn up to $523 for attending 5 study sessions.
- If you are younger than 18 years old, you must have your parent’s permission to be in the study.
- Travel to study sessions can be provided if necessary.
Principal Investigator: Sarah Thomas, Ph.D.
Who: We are recruiting teens ages 14-17 with a range of marijuana use—from none to a lot. To be eligible, teens must have a parent or guardian willing to participate (we do not share substance use information with parents), and must not have braces, permanent retainer, or implanted metal.
About: The goal of this study is to understand behavior and brain activity related to how teens make decisions and respond to rewards because we want to understand how decision-making may differ based on teens’ amount of marijuana use.
Time involved: Participants will fill out questionnaires, play special computer games, & complete an MRI brain scan. The study requires 6 hours in 2-3 visits. Participants will receive a brief mental health assessment at no cost and will be compensated for their time.
Contact: For more information about the Teen Decision-making Study, call us at 401-365-4320, email us at [email protected]